Bloomberg on Business Analytics

Interested in slicing, dicing, measuring, and analyzing data for customer and business insights? According to a recent survey by Bloomberg, 97% of companies with revenues of more…

ROI on Business Analytics – Now we have Numbers

A recent study by the Nucleus Research says that Analytics pays back $10.66 for every dollar spent. The study is based on data from 60 case studies…

Just One Word, Ben – "Data"

What advice would you give Benjamin Bradock in 2012? The attached infographic from EMC makes a compelling case for choosing a career as a Data…

Big Data is the Answer – What was the Question?

The Big Data Analytics promise: enable “data monetization” through more timely, more accurate, more complete, more granular, more frequent decisions. So, what exactly are the types of business problems…

Operationalize Your Big Data Analytics Program

Big Data Analytics is now moving beyond the realm of intellectual curiosity to having a tangible impact on business. At this stage of adoption of…

What is a "Hadoop" ? – Explaining Big Data to the C-Suite

Keep hearing about Big Data and Hadoop? Having a hard time understanding what is behind the curtain?

The Curious Case of Salesforce and Workday: Data Integration in the Cloud

The growing enterprise adoption of Salesforce SFA/CRM, Workday HR, Netsuite ERP, Oracle on Demand, Force.com for apps and Amazon Web Servicesfor e-commerce will result in…

Harry Potter, The Elephant, The FBI and The Data Warehouse

In the ancient Indian parable of the elephant, six blind men touch an elephant and report  six very different views of the same animal. Compare…

On Big Data and In-Memory Data Clouds

Data growth curve:  Terabytes -> Petabytes -> Exabytes -> Zettabytes -> Yottabytes -> Brontobytes -> Geopbytes.  It is getting more interesting. Consider this: Online firms–including…